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Ruthless Support

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Ruthless SupportSupport, Melee, Attack
Icon: u
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack Damage
Every third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Melee Damage
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee Hits
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Ruthless Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Ruthless Support is a support gem that grants a Ruthless Blow every third attack with the supported melee attacks.


Skill Functions and Interactions

When supported by Multistrike Support, Ruthless blows work differently, instead of occurring every third hit, it occurs every third multistrike. This means hits from the first 2 uses (attacks 1 - 6) will be "normal blows" and all hits from the 3rd multi-strike use (attacks 7-9) will be ruthless blows.

Using this idea, Ruthless Blow may actually trigger by skill use, rather than skill attack, meaning, you will have to use the attack skill 3 times to trigger Ruthless Blow.

The Ruthless Blow counter still counts if you hit with a skill or not, for example, if you miss the first 2 hits of your supported attack, Ruthless Blow will count at your last 3rd attack, whether it be a hit or not.

With Cyclone, Ruthless Blows doesn't work as normal as intended, Ruthless Blow won't trigger every 3rd attack, however, it will trigger every 3rd series of spin attacks made by Cyclone.

A similar issue exists with channeling attacks (Blade Flurry and Charged Dash). The Ruthless blow is activated every third channel and persists for the entire channel and the release. With proper timing, this allows you to do 2 short channels and 1 full channel, greatly increasing the effectiveness of the support and consequently your dps.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthMore melee damage
with Ruthless Blow
More bleeding damage
from Ruthless Blow
Exp.Total Exp.
11075%75%00
22077%77%7070
34079%79%308378
471681%81%1,5541,932
5112283%83%6,6678,599
6163085%85%26,04734,646
7203687%87%49,72584,371
8244289%89%95,714180,085
9284891%91%169,595349,680
10325493%93%283,759633,439
11366095%95%453,9961,087,435
12406697%97%703,1281,790,563
13447299%99%1,061,2232,851,786
144878101%101%2,065,8704,917,656
155284103%103%2,507,1107,424,766
165690105%105%5,798,93613,223,702
176096107%107%15,083,91928,307,621
1864102109%109%27,792,73556,100,356
1967106111%111%43,869,73999,970,095
2070111113%113%242,081,556342,051,651
2172114115%115%N/AN/A
2274N/A117%117%N/AN/A
2376N/A119%119%N/AN/A
2478N/A121%121%N/AN/A
2580N/A123%123%N/AN/A
2682N/A125%125%N/AN/A
2784N/A127%127%N/AN/A
2886N/A129%129%N/AN/A
2988N/A131%131%N/AN/A
3090N/A133%133%N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is not given as quest reward.

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
yes
yes
no
no
no
yes
yes
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • Ruthless Support has been added to the game.

References